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    hide a secret

    Is it correct to say "hide a secret":
    It turns out that she isn't a regular, little girl. She hides a secret. It changes all their life.

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    Re: hide a secret

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    Is it correct to say "hide a secret":
    It turns out that she isn't a regular, little girl. She hides a secret. It changes all their life.
    There are several problems with your short text. In the given context it's not possible to say whether the phrase "hides a secret" is OK or not.

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    Re: hide a secret

    It's a summary of a plot.
    John and Sue get married. They adopt a girl. It turns out that she isn't a regular, little girl. She hides a secret. [There's something wrong with her; she's got a demon inside] It changes all their life.

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    Re: hide a secret

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    It's a summary of a plot.
    John and Sue get married. They adopt a girl. It turns out that she isn't a regular, little girl. She hides a secret. [There's something wrong with her; she's got a demon inside] It changes all their life.
    That's OK as a plot summary. I'd remove the comma in "regular, little girl". "It changes all their lives."

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    Re: hide a secret

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    It's a summary of a plot.
    It's amazing what a difference a little context can make.

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